January 21, 2002
By Kristin Green Morse, Sports Illustrated
Dick Buerkle loved Oreos and peanut butter so much that he devoured nine of the cookies and two PB&J sandwiches a few hours before a race on Jan. 13, 1978. The unorthodox carbo loading worked: That night Buerkle broke the indoor world record in the...
January 23, 1978
When Dick Buerkle quit teaching to sell contact lenses he also discarded come-from-behind race tactics, and after a jackrabbit start he broke the indoor Mile record
By Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated
It was Friday the 13th and, naturally, Dick Buerkle's flight out of Buffalo at 12:30pm...